On Sunday, the Tiger-Cats traded the former Heisman Trophy victor to the Montreal Alouettes, according to Duane Ford of TSN. Montreal made the move a day after starting quarterback Drew Willy sustained his second injury of the season.
Dave Naylor, also of TSN, said offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice are joining Manziel going to Montreal, while the Als are giving up defensive end Jamaal Westerman, receiver Chris Williams and two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021.
"With his great mobility, his athletic abilities and his instinct we believe that hewill have a positive impact on our offense".
The Alouettes, who have already used three quarterbacks this season, are expected to give Manziel a chance to play.
Manziel, who signed with the Tiger-Cats in May, has not taken a regular season snap for the CFL team as he served as a backup to starter Jeremiah Masoli. Manziel redshirted in 2011 and went on to win the Heisman Trophy the following season under new coach Kevin Sumlin. "Professional salute & respect for Ticats ticatmitchell &Coach Jones for doing the rgt thing.Thank y'all for the opp &great luck in future!"
After Sunday's trade, the Tiger-Cats offered any fan with a Manziel Hamilton jersey a complimentary $100 gift card to use in the team store if he/she wanted to return it.
Currently, the Alouettes rank last in the CFL with 69 total points and 26:21 possession minutes per game.